Professor Brett Emmerson

ATH - Professor

Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine


Professor Emmerson AM is a psychiatrist and currently a medical member of the Qld Mental Health Review Tribunal, Chair, Royal Australian And New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (Queensland Branch) and a Member of the Qld Mental Health Commssion Council. He is a Board Director and medical assessor of the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS). He is the former Executive Director of Metro North Mental Health, covering the mental health services at RBWH,TPCH, Caboolture and Reclifffe Hospital catchments in North Brisbane. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2017 for significant service to psychiatry and medical administration.


  • Fellow of Australasian College of Health Service M, ACHSM
  • Fellow, Royal Australian College of Medical Admin
  • Fellow, Royal Aust & NZ College of Psychiatrists
  • MHA
  • MBBS, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Ash, David, Bland, Robert, Brown, Peggy, Oakley Browne, Mark, Burvill, Peter, Davies, John, Grigg, Margaret, Gurr, Roger, Hughson, Bernard, Meadows, Graham, Nagel, Tricia, Rosen, Alan, Scott, James, Singh, Bruce, Smith, Geoffrey, Weir, Wendy and Emmerson, Brett (2012). Mental health services in the Australian states and territories. Mental health in Australia: collaborative community practice. (pp. 118-154) South Melboure, Vic., Australia: Oxford University Press.

Journal Article